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Studio Classes for

   Teens 11-18yrs


Thursday 6.30 - 9 pm - Studio Teens

Tuesday 6.30 - 9 pm - Teens Drawing



* SunHouse & Wave Studio Times

2019  & 2020




Class Overview & Values


This is a class designed specifically for teenagers and pre-teens 11 - 18 years. The Studio Class introduces developing art students to the use of both dry and wet media over time, with a variety of art-making approaches and styles in Drawing & Painting.  Each term there will be a new focus, encouraging a sustained series or project outcomes.  As part of Art Appreciation, students take part in the Cultivate Program looking at contemporary practice and themes in art. 





Teens Drawing Enrichment class has a more structured focus to sustained basic to intermediate level, beyond high school enquiry drawing. With 14 years experience in Education, Erin looks at Studio practice from Foundations Drawing and the subtlety of working-progress at this age development and fine-tuning acumen in figurative and semi-figurative appreciations. Technique and Philosophy play an intrinsic role to nurture and extend on.


In the school system, Erin herself achieved high 90s UAI and Band 6 in Visual Arts, with other academic subjects - With relationship to teaching HSC, she has also supported great individual achievements in the School setting and facilitated through ARTEXPRESS. Students are encouraged to maintain their Enrichment ongoing throughout their high school development. All younger teens in development pictured don't reflect all high achievers that have attended Studio, with respect for work in development. Some of these students are just in their Cool-already & always phase ( 11 & 12 year olds).


Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in the Studio Program.



Class Costs


$420 for a 10 week term of 2.5 hrs


Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

·With Initial Enrolment: A3 Display Folio + A4 Learning Folder

     + A3 Sketchbook

· Student Membership Card Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

-Art Journey Days twice a year ( Structured Museum Outing &  Art     

      Experiences )

-Representation on Student Online Gallery.


Students are welcome to a complimentary Tea / Chai in class.


Studio Equipment includes: Painting Easels, Drawing Boards, Clips and other core equipment.


Students use their own Materials and brushes, with access to Suppliers information and Select Materials available from the Sienna Art Space Shop.



Structured Aims


  • Students embrace the qualities of a variety of media over time to include:  Pencil, Charcoal, Soft pastel, Watercolour, Acrylic Painting and Water-based Oils.


  • Students develop an informed understanding about technique, ideas and experience through creating art responses, focused dialogue and personal/ group reflection.


  • Students seek out and are guided through art appreciation looking at the Term Focus, aligning artworks and key practitioners across art and other creative media.


  • Students are guided through studio learnings in the Cultivate Program, increasing awareness for current themes in galleries, alternate spaces, visual cultures, and encouraging dialogue around select themes.




The Cultivate Program


Building continuously our Appreciation of Art, participants in Studio Teens embrace learnings about themes in Current Exhibitions as well as drawing on Concepts & Contemporary Understandings. Participants look at ideas stemming from Design Purpose, Materiality & Products on the market, historical references selected by Erin, and relevant information to inform their practice, and inspire personal projects.


The Cultivate Program connects in some of the thematic appreciations in the Art of Giving Art Program, recognizing the importance of Culture, the communication of values & interpretative recognitions & viewpoints of ‘story telling’.


Participants also have the option as part of their membership to attend Exhibition Outings & social experiences, as part of Art Journey Days - unique to our space.

" Technique,.. dialogue.. a friendly atmosphere...  and it's naturally in cool territory for any developing young person,

no stereotypes, art liberty.

Being part of the Art Community starts at Art School. We encourage each other. "

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